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The Future Lasts Forever has ratings and 14 reviews. Abailart said: In the philosopher strangled his wife. After a lifetime of mental illness, h. BOOK REVIEW / The philosopher emperor who had no clothes: ‘The Future Lasts a Long Time’ – Louis Althusser; trs Richard Veasey: Chatto. In a curiously lucid and compelling narrative, Althusser (), a distinguished neo-Marxist French intellectual, explains his life.

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Althusser’s narrative of himself is authentic.

The Future Lasts Forever: A Memoir by Louis Althusser

And, some say, the French government is soft on intellectuals. Return to Book Page. The New Press, The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. As a person deemed unfit to plead, he lost althsser right to a trial–that is the right to testify and be held responsible for his actions; he lost his right to enter into contract his affairs would be handled by a legal guardian and hence by extension–at least symbolically–his signature, his authorship.

The Future Lasts Forever: A Memoir

This volume actually contains two autobiographical writings by Althusser written several years apart, between which the philosopher strangled his wife to death in a bout of madness.

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A Memoir, By Louis Althusser. This book although quite good really lasts forever. Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. Both narrative pay tribute to the role his wife Helene forevsr in his life.

Though this influence is not always explicit, Althusser’s work and that of his students continues to inform the research programs of literary studies, political philosophy, history, economics, and sociology.


To ask other readers questions about The Future Lasts Foreverplease sign up. Althusser, Louis, — Althusser, Louis. Futre was eventually released and lived a few more years more. I am sixty-seven, and though it will soon all be over, I feel younger now than I have ever done, never having had any youth since no one love me for myself.

Above all, it contained the sound of the third person pronoun ‘lui’ which deprived me of any personality of my own, summoning as it did an anonymous other.

The future lasts forever : a memoir

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Privacy Policy Terms and Conditions. Marcelo Troysi rated it it was amazing Mar 22, What I feared above all was scheming women Eric rated it really liked it Jun 21, Alex rated it it was amazing Jun 29, Your rating has been recorded. In the end, just another miserable match, but he loved her and needed her. A Memoir by Louis Althusser. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a new or existing list; or delete some items.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. LA clearly suffers and many times met the criteria for involuntary treatment, though he always says he wanted to go. He writes buried alive. This is why though all narratives of self are ultimately self serving, LA post murder narrative is not so different in content. Published April 1st by The New Press first published Yes, the future lasts a long time. Katrinka rated it liked it Mar 04, Your Web browser is not enabled for JavaScript. Born inLouis Althusser was one of the most influential French thinkers of the post-war period.


Jin rated it liked it Feb 03, You may have already requested this item. He’s doubtless right on target about students at the Ecole, but not about Althusser. Don’t have an account? Their editors’ forward, like the introduction to a very good mystery tale, frames what follows with a statement of the basic facts and with provocative questions for the reader: A clean, unmarked and unclipped copy in a Brodart jacket cover.

An instant bestseller in France, this powerful literary document is now available to American audiences for the first time. It also takes and perhaps should take a lot of personal misery. Sign In Register Help Cart. It was my own personal way, albeit a rather strange one of feeling I was in control of the situation or rather in supreme control of a situation that was in fact beyond my con It was too short. He is a provocative, colorful person who has bouts of depression and at times a contentious relationship with his eventual victim, his wife.

As a precaution I even resorted on occasion to insane remarks and ripostes. By this stage of his book he is discussing his philosophy. By clicking on “Submit” you agree that you have read and agree to the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.